Hardware

San Diego

Aquagear’s Journey From Servicing the Developing World to US Retail Markets

By | Nov 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Gary Hess wrote the beginnings of Aquagear with the ink of social good and humanitarian aid. Initially, he built it as a high-grade water filtration hardware specifically for the developing world but would soon pass the responsibility of Aquagear to his son, Steve, who would maintain the company’s commitment…

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There’s an R2D2 Moving Fridge That Brings Beer to You

By | Nov 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In one month and 16 days exactly, the new Star Wars movie will finally be released. If you listen really hard, you can hear fans all over the world getting antsy about making sure they get good seats for the midnight showing on the…

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Hardware

Hard Hitting Hardware: Reviewing Dyson’s Pure Cool Fan

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Popular opinion would say that San Diego doesn’t have any seasonal change. I disagree entirely, albeit our seasons are different than most of the continental US. In fact, I like to joke around and say that we have four seasons: spring, fall, summer, and second…

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Los Angeles

Meater Helps you Get a Perfect Steak, Every Time

By | Oct 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

If you’ve got even a modicum of grilling experience under your belt, then you know it only takes a few moments of inattention to totally ruin a good cut of meat. In my opinion, one of the best tools you can have aside from…

Hardware

Berlin

Camera Stabilization Isn’t Just for the Pros Anymore

By | Oct 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

A lot of time when I shoot video on my smartphone I’m convinced it’s picture perfect. The reality is, more often than not, it’s shaky because I’m moving my hands around during the filming. It’s kind of the catch-22 of smartphone cameras: they’re light,…

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NYC

These Wireless Headphones Are Powered by Your Smartphone Battery

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Take a walk to your nearest coffee shop and you’re almost guaranteed to see people enjoying a nice cup of joe while charging their smartphone. Charging is an integral part of our lives, but there aren’t that many people who tend to enjoy it: it’s always…

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San Diego

The kSafe Loves You, It Wants you to Achieve Your Goals

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

We all have our vices: it’s a fact of life. Maybe you like to shovel Oreos in your mouth when nobody is looking, or maybe you just love binge watching Netflix series. Did you know the dictionary defines a vice as s an immoral or…

Hardware

Miami

Designed by Many: Making Exceptional iOS Accessories

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

During one of his trips to Hong Kong, Lester Mapp came across a unique, amazing looking iPhone case he wanted to buy. However, when he checked the price it was $70 wholesale, which he tells me would have retailed for about $150. Like plenty…

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Ilumi.co Announces Second Generation of Smartbulb

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

Meet ilumi.co; a Shark Tank alum with backing from Mark Cuban. They recently announced their second generation of smartbulbs that are now available for preorder exclusively through KickStarter. The new and improved A19 and BR30 lightbulbs offer improved Bluetooth Smart mesh wireless connectivity which…

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NYC

littleBits Opens a Retail Storefront in New York City

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

For littleBits, everything is about empowering people to invent via their electronic building blocks. To date they’ve inspired thousands to start building and inventing, all of whom share littleBits’ mission to put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. It’s ambitious, but…

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After Wearables: Complete Customization?

By | Jul 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

Image Credit: Flickr/Intel Free Press Let’s jump right in. With Sprout, HP is banking on a significant departure from keyboard and mouse control. For me, those things are necessary as everything keeps getting smarter and developing. The keyboard shows the computer will respond to…

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Makey Makey: The Invention Kit for Makers Across the World

By | Jul 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

The world is a construction kit – we all have the ability to make, create or build projects with everyday products, according to Jay Silver, a co-inventor of Makey Makey. Makey Makey serves as an invention kit for anyone that is interested in making…

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Ukraine

Never Take a Poorly Lit Selfie Again

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm

If you haven’t figured it out by now, one of my favorite things is finding awesome crowdfunding campaigns. I think it’s absolutely fascinating what people choose to fund, why they do it, and what they get in return. Sometimes the campaigns are wacky and…

Hardware

Hong Kong

This Ain’t Yer Grandpa’s Alarm Clock

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The last alarm clock I ever owned died when I was a sophomore in college. At that point in my life it had been pretty much tagging along for the ride when I moved from dorm to dorm, but when it came time to…